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NEWPORT NEWS-- Police identified a man who was struck by an SUV and killed Thursday night in Newport News.

It happened around 8:30 p.m. at the intersection of Bellwood Road and Jefferson Avenue.

Spokesman Harold Eley said 54-year-old Michael Ray Lassiter stepped in front of the vehicle as he tried to cross Jefferson Ave.

All southbound lanes were blocked and traffic re-routed around the scene via Bellwood Road and Tyler Avenue.

No charges had been placed against the 57-year-old driver from Chesapeake, Eley added.

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